Peanut isn't quite 3 months, but that hasn't stopped her from wanting to grow like the rest of them! Last Thursday, she stopped sleeping and started eating. And eating. And not sleeping. And eating.
Although her sleeping patterns were all skewed due to her vacation to the nation's capitol over Labor Day weekend, this was worse then a skewed sleeping pattern. This was week 1 all over again.
Peanut would only go to sleep for 45 minutes to 1.5 hrs at a time. Eventually she got to the point where she could not sleep at all unless she was simentaneously eating! This meant Peanut shared the bed with Mommy C and Daddy C as Mommy C tried desperately to keep up with Peanut's demands to constantly nurse. The result was 4 days of hardly any sleep for her parents, save an hr at a time, which usually was interrupted by Peanut kicking and squirming and punching her mama in the stomach due to her verocious appetite!
I will admit I had a breakdown at this point. I thought something must be seriously wrong with my child. Poor Peanut was exhausted with the rest of us. And her incessant crying was maddening.
I fully contemplated running away for a month or two! Then we realized what it all was- the DREADED 3 MONTH GROWTH SPURT. I swear she grew like an inch over the course of 4 days!
But then, just as soon as it had began, it stopped. And Monday night, Peanut slept soundly once more, only waking to eat during her normal hours.
And Mommy C (AKA Zombie Mommy) breathed a sigh of extreme relief, thanking God it was over.